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Gregory Nathaniel Watt

DUI and DWI Attorney at Kansas City, MO

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Famous nationally for courtroom success, and highly selective about the clients he accepts, Gregory Watt only handles high stakes matters. As a former prosecutor, and a trial lawyer with a verifiable record of wins, his office is the place where people go when only the best will do. 

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Licensed for 14 years
State KS
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 11/08/2022
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 01/01/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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The Watt Law Firm, LLC
111 West 10th Street
Kansas City, MO, 64105

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Posted by Kathy | August 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
defence case
I was very pleased that someone was on my side and believed in me. He was very nice and very polite person. That means alot. I'm very greatful that my charges was dropped.
Posted by Corinthia | November 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Layer
Best lawyer to consult!! Definitely would rescind to anyone!! Thanks Greg for all your help !! Hey
Posted by Dustin | June 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney you can get
Greg was very honest and professional. He answered all my questions and phone calls. Even if I called on the weekend with questions and concerns. He attacked my case from the very beginning and had already formed a relationship with the prosecution even before I was formally charged. Showed up for court every time on time and ready to work for me! I couldn't have been more pleased with the job he did!
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Posted by Josh | April 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The Absolute Best
Greg Watt went far and beyond my expectations for an attorney. He is very easy to deal with, always willing to listen, and can be counted on for good advice on whatever you're dealing with. He helped me out of a tough situation, and I can't recommend him enough for people looking for someone to go to bat for them. If I could give higher than five stars, I would.
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Posted by Jamie | January 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If you are looking for a fair, honest and trustworthy defense attorney-Greg Watt is your guy.
I was referred to Greg through a mutual friend. I was told he is the best. When I met Greg, he was open and honest throughout the entire legal process. He advised me on what I should expect for the best and worst case scenarios. Greg worked diligently to get the charges dismissed. Greg communicated with me well in advance and called to remind me of the upcoming court date. Greg is dedicated to his profession, all while treating others with respect. During this process Greg, was patient, kind and considerate. Greg Watt is without a doubt overall a great person and a great attorney. Greg is an outstanding attorney for your legal needs.
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Posted by Michael | January 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Do not use anyone else except for Gregg
Words cannot begin to explain how Gregg has helped me. I needed a lawyer to help me navigate through a very complex situation and Gregg not only was able to put my mind at ease but also knock this thing right outta the park. If your back is up against the wall and you're looking to make things right Gregg hands down is bar none the Best Attorney in KC. I gain nothing from posting this except knowing I am hopefully passing a message along to someone else who is in a bind and doesn't know which route to go. IF YOU ARE READING THIS DON'T LOOK ANY FURTHER TRUST ME.
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Posted by Courtney | January 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn't have been better
Small town guy that got into a bit of trouble in the big city. I was referred to Greg by a friend of a friend and I was incredibly happy that I chose him. Greg listened to me on what happened when I got a Disorderly Conduct at Power & Light. His price was absolutely fair. When it was time for court, he was there 10 minutes early and ready to battle. As promised, he got my charge dropped to something else. Just pay my fine and go. Here's the best part that I like about him and his assistant Toni, who was absolutely wonderful as well. When a person promises to answer your phone call or call you back, you expect that person to do so. And they did. We all know how attorneys ignore us and how frustrating it can be. Not with Greg and Toni. They gave the best advice and were there to answer any questions I had at any time. The bottom line here is, I wouldn't even consider any other attorney in Kansas City. You shouldn't either.
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Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Exceptional Attorney
I was deeply satisfied with Greg's Legal Representation for my case. After discussing my case he carefully reviewed my options and told me what to expect. His charisma and pleasant demeanor with everyone in the courtroom allowed me to feel at ease when I had to face the Judge. His pricing is fair and he allowed me the option of making payments. I am extremely satisfied with him and the results of my case.
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Posted by Douglas | January 26, 2016
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Legendary Representation
This is the right man for the job. Greg is an motivated litigator that knows exactly what steps that need to be taken to benefit his clients. Not only is he trustworthy and honest, he is also very client centered, he cares about your livelihood. I was in a very tough spot and he was able to thread the needle so to speak, ending in a very favorable outcome in my case. I couldn't have wished for a better attorney to handle my case. Greg also had a very noticeable rapport with the prosecutors and judges in the courthouse. Attorneys have a reputation for not being very available, this is not the case with Greg. He has software that electronically notifies you of the status of your case so you are always in the know! I really enjoyed working with Greg. I would definitely consult with him before making a decision on your representation. He is an above average person and a legendary lawyer. Greg is the right man for the job.
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Posted by LaVonna | September 15, 2015
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Decent Human Being
When I was looking for a new attorney, I did as most of us and checked reviews. I consulted with him and he suggested that I meet with other attorneys before I made a decision. I mean who does that? I chose him and it was the best decision I made. Attorneys have a bad reputation but Greg was different. He was interested in my case and me as a person. He hugged me after I shared with him that I cried every day about my situation. Again, who does that? He was able to dispose of my case efficiently and effectively. I hope I never need an attorney again in my life. But if I do, I'll be calling this decent human being for help.
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Posted by Vincent | September 11, 2015
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Excellence
If you are in need of an attorney, Greg Watt should be your choice. He will not over promise results but will work tirelessly to get the best possible ones for you. He'll keep you informed throughout the process and is always available to answer questions and address concerns. I highly recommend him!!!
Posted by Allison | August 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely Amazing
I have never met a more intelligent attorney! Greg is not only highly educated and incredibly knowledgeable when it comes to the law, he is also the most compassionate and caring person when it comes to your case. Greg really treats you and your family like real people and does not judge or make you feel like any less of a person for being in whatever legal trouble you maight find yourself in. Greg literally saved my life. I was facing very very serious charges and Greg faught for me and he literally saved me. He is by far the best attorney I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. I don't know where I would have ended up without his legal expertise. He is an absolutely brilliant attorney and a great person. I can not say enough great things about him. I would definitely recommend him to anyone facing any type of legal trouble. He is so honest and upfront and really takes time with you and explains everything so you understand fully what is going on. I can not thank him enough for saving my life. Absolutely Amazing Attorney!
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Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2015
An EXCELLENT Attorney!
It is with great pleasure that I write this recommendation for Greg Watt. If you are reading this review it is probably because you've made a mistake, law enforcement is involved and you need expert legal advice. If this describes your situation, do not hesitate, call Greg and get the guidance you need today. A few months ago I was in your shoes and having never hired a defense attorney, didn't know where to start. So like any other important purchase, I did my homework. I called and spoke to several different attorneys, read reviews online and did my due diligence. But after speaking with Greg it was immediately clear that he stood out from the rest. I was convinced that he was the right person to handle my case and see me through this difficult time. Greg went to work right away devising a defense strategy. He was honest, direct and answered all of my questions thoroughly. He called me back when I left messages and answered all of my emails in a timely manner. He was professional, courteous and showed a personal interest in my case. And finally, and most importantly, Greg got results! As a white collar guy with a family and a career on the line I needed someone who could deliver....and Greg did exactly that. I followed Greg's direction and defense strategy implicitly and because of which we were able to get some serious charges dropped and the case dismissed. I could not have asked for a better outcome. Without hesitation I would highly recommend Greg to anyone in need of a defense attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2015
Highly Recommend Greg
A few months ago, my life was about to change for the worse. I had been falsely accused of some serious things. I searched for a good attorney and found The Watt Law Firm here in KC. When I called, Greg answered the phone! I explained the accusations to him and he listened. We set up a meeting at his office and went over what charges I was facing. He never once made me feel like he wasn't interested or that I was just another case. Greg reassured me that he would approach this case carefully and do what was best for me and my family. I am happy to say, he did just that! The case was dismissed due to lack of evidence and proof. I would recommend The Watt Law Firm for anyone in need! He is compassionate and understanding to each individual case. You will be in good hands with Greg!
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Posted by David | April 28, 2015
Excellent representation
Greg was fantastic at representing me and making me feel comfortable with the legal process. He explained my options and answered all my questions and was able to use his connections as a former prosecutor to get me a greatly reduced charge which I was very grateful for. I would Highly recommend Greg to anyone looking for excellent legal representation!
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Posted by Ken | April 24, 2015
Misdemeanor
Greg Watt is the best attorney I have ever dealt with. He is honest, polite ,responsive, and knows how to deal with the courts. He is aggressive and will take any case to trial. He negotiated my case superbly. I would recommend him to anyone that has a charge.
Posted by Jared | March 19, 2015
Outstanding
I have never been in trouble with the law in my life. I went out with friends to celebrate one night and things got out of hand. I had a lapse in judgement and got into a physical altercation with the bouncer. I had a few serious charges against me. I have a a lot going on for me with graduate school, a great future and a great family. Greg fought really hard for me and always kept me up to date every step of the way. He was extremely knowledgeable and highly professional. He was able to give me a second chance and now I can continue on with my life without fear of my future being over. Thank you Greg! I'll highly recommend you to everyone needing legal help.
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Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2015
Greg Watt representation
My son, a military hero in my eyes with a bronze star and numerous commendations, had a case that Mr. Watt handled. And Mr. Watt went the extra step and handled this case as though it was personal to him. And frankly I think it was. When he saw the honors and service my son has given to this country he made sure to honor my son with top representation. A friend of our military. Thank you Mr. Watt.
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Posted by Shaun | February 4, 2015
Huge win!
Ok so Greg did an outstanding job on my case! We just finished up this morning after 5 or so months. --Lets start at the beginning I didn't even know I had a warrant out for my arrest until I got what looked like junk mail in mail box one day. I through it to the side not thinking anything of it. The letter was from a local bail bonding company stating I should call them to avoid spending any time in custody. After I finished reading the other mail I started looking at the letter from the bond company and decided I would google the information and see if it returned anything. To my surprise I did in fact have a warrant issued for a rather ignorant charge of riverboat gambling infraction. And was being charged as a Class D felony. In my line of work that is just extremely scary and I could lose my job and clearances in a split second. I called the bond company and asked them what their thoughts were on it and had some validity issues I wanted to get cleared. They recommended I call a lawyer, like yesterday. After doing some searching online, reading reviews, and trying to find a criminal defense lawyer I came across Gregs website. Very inviting, and a ton of information on his page. It was a Saturday evening approximately 8pm'ish and I called the number on the website thinking I was going to leave a message wait a few days and I "may" hear back from someone. Not at all, Greg picked up the phone as the number on the site rings directly to his cell. Caught me off guard and after we spoke for a little while I decided to retain his services. We met the following Monday I brought some personal info with me (job, education proof, pay stubs, etc...) and we got to work trying to schedule a time to turn my self in, post the $5k bond, and get the process started in hopes of a dismissal. BEFORE I GO ANY FURTHER I WANT TO MAKE SOMETHING KNOWN-- The entire process Greg doesn't beat around the bush he will shoot ya pretty straight -- sometimes extremely blunt, but in these situations you can't leave any room for guessing -- that I really appreciated don't tell me thinks like "umm well I don't know" or "lets see how this plays out" he was really good about referencing all the info the prosecutor had relayed to him and back and forth. OK - so back to the rest. We did this little dance back and forth the last couple of months working up plea offers and proving that my background was clear, and that this was a stupid charge and over a dumb night of drinking way to much and gambling (no room for error there right?) -- yeah breeding ground for destruction. Needless to say at the end Greg totally came through for me. We tried for a dismissal, however we didn't get quite there. We did get the D felony reduced to a B level misdemeanor, suspended sentencing (meaning that at the end of probation the charge falls off and there is NO CONVICTION. I got some community service hours and some probation time. All of which is much better than having some power tripped up deputy sheriff or jailor delivering me meals to a cell. Greg is a very stand up dude, may come with a pretty price tag, but for me the cost of his services vs the cost of what I stood to lose was no question. Not to mention he did a great job working with me on a payment plan. All around good guy and I would definitely recommend his services to anyone in need. Thanks Greg - A win in my book!
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Posted by T | February 2, 2015
You get what you pay for.
After reading numerous positive reviews, I reached out to Greg along with several other KC area attorneys to resolve a DUI. The level of professionalism, knowledge and empathy exhibited by Greg in just our first meeting was unmatched by any other attorney I initially met with, and knew right away that I would be in the best hands with Greg as my representation. I am so happy that I followed that instinct, because it was exactly the case. Not having been in trouble with the law before, the initial situation I was in was a nightmare. Greg not only alleviated my fears and anxiety by explaining in full detail his method for going about the case, but also showed so much compassion for me as a person and reminded me that I am not a bad person, I just made a poor choice. The support I received from Greg helped me immensely through a difficult time and was far beyond the type of support I ever expected to receive from an attorney. Throughout our time together on my case, Greg never over promised or set unreasonable expectations. He was very pragmatic and explained his rationale for his angles thoroughly, but always kept the conversation open to allow me to guide where I wanted my case to go. The end result was far better than anything I expected, and I felt like I had high expectations considering the situations surrounding my case. As a young professional, Greg protected my future and I am so thankful that I decided to hire him. He is a little pricey, but I felt like his fees were reasonable to begin with and post-case, I feel like I got an incredible deal. Look no further!
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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Jackson County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2008 - 2013

Education

  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Kansas State University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2004
  • Emporia State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002
  • Allen College, Iola KS
  • Associate, Arts
  • 1999
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Legal Cases

  • City of Leawood v. Baptiste
  • Defendant found "not guilty" of DUI after bench trial on the matter.
  • City of Olathe v. Cowan
  • Defendant found "not guilty" of DUI after a bench trial on the matter.
  • State v. Ortega
  • Defendant charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Defendant found guilty of the lesser offense of simple possession after a jury trial.
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Associations

  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2013 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Rising Star, KS and MO
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Rising Star, KS and MO
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Rising Star, KS and MO
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Best of the Bar in Criminal Defense
  • Kansas City Business Journal
  • 2016
  • Rising Star, KS and MO
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Best of the Bar in Criminal Defense
  • Kansas City Business Journal
  • 2015
  • Best of the Bar in Criminal Defense
  • Kansas City Business Journal
  • 2014
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Publications

  • Missouri Bar Journal, Volume 73, Number 4, Pg. 200 August 2017
  • Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus: When the Eyes Reveal More than the Driver Intended
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

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Attorney endorsements

Received (26)
Given (27)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When I think of expert criminal attorneys I think of Greg Watt. Truly a top notch attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Greg is an excellent attorney with a superb reputation with fellow defense attorneys, prosecutors, and judges. I would highly recommend him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Greg Watt is an excellent DWI attorney. His lectures are incredible and he is the first attorney I think of if I have a question on a DWI case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Greg Watt is, hands down, is a legal giant in the criminal defense realm. When I was a prosecutor, I worked opposite Greg on a handful of criminal cases. Greg was always professional, and always fiercely advocated on his clients' behalf, resulting in many victories. He is a lawyer that invests time to learn what police officers learn in training ... and it shows when he gets into court. I, without an ounce of reservation, endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Watt is top-notch. Always prepared. Always sharp. Great attorney!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Greg and I are in the same office building and I get to see him put in so much effort for his clients day in and day out. He's constantly learning knew and innovative ways to defend his clients through the latest developments in technology. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Greg Watt is a tremendous advocate for his clients. He is a superb trial attorney and has great working relationships with opposing counsel. He is knowledgeable, trustworthy, and, above all else, a zealous advocate. With Greg Watt in your corner, justice is on your side."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Greg Watt is a top gun caliber lawyer. I have watched him handle cases and referred him matters that were handled with great care and expertise. Greg is well-respected by all who know him and does a great job for his clients in our community. He is a breath of fresh air with his imaginative approach to solving difficult problems for his clients consistently."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I first met Greg when he was attending NHTSA training in the Atlanta area. He impressed me as a being knowledgeable and passionate attorney. His willingness to attend advanced DUI defense seminars demonstrates his commitment to ensuring his clients receive the best possible defense in their case. I endorse Greg without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this lawyer. Great communicator and works diligently on behalf of his clients. Very knowledgable and extremely responsive."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I met Greg at a continuing education course. Over the course of a grueling four days, his knowledge regarding DUI detection was second to none in the classroom. I have no doubt that his expertise translates well to the courtroom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had several cases against Greg, and litigated a case against him too. He was always very professional and was a fierce advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Greg strives for and achieves excellence in all areas of criminal defense law. He is a regular at legal education seminars and well-respected in the courtroom. Most importantly, he treats his clients with the utmost respect. I highly endorse and recommend this lawyer. He is a credit to our profession."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Gregory. He is well versed in the law and an asset to the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Highly skilled Attorney that cares about his clients!"
Unknown Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Watt is a skilled and respected member of the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Gregory. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community. He is an attorney committed to providing excellence in defending his client's rights and ensuring positive results. Mr. Watt treats his clients with respect and consideration."
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Kansas City DUI and DWI Lawyer Gregory Nathaniel Watt
Gregory Nathaniel Watt
DUI and DWI Attorney
Kansas City, MO
Licensed for 14 years
Free Consultation